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Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019

  • Text
  • February
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Theatre
  • Musical
  • Performing
  • Orchestra
  • Symphony
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In this issue: A prize that brings lustre to its laureates (and a laureate who brings lustre to the prize); Edwin Huizinga on the journey of Opera Atelier's "The Angel Speaks" from Versailles to the ROM; Danny Driver on playing piano in the moment; Remembering Neil Crory (a different kind of genius)' Year of the Boar, Indigeneity and Opera; all this and more in Volume 24 #5. Online in flip through, HERE and on the stands commencing Thursday Jan 31.

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 53. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 56. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 57. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 59. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from March 1 to April 7, 2018. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Friday February 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Friday February 1 Lake Ontario ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Alkan. Rudin Lengo, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; (sr/st). Opens Jan 25, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 3. Thurs/Fri(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Also Jan 26(7:30pm). ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. Music by Chris Thornborrow, libretto by Julie Tepperman. Emily Lukasic, Alicia Ault, Nathan Caroll, Alexis Gordon and Jeff Lillico. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529. - . Content warning: Contains explicit language and discussion of sexual violence. Opens Jan 29, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 9. Various times. ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Fojeba & The Sunshine Band Cameroon War Victims Benefit Concert. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). Saturday February 2 ●●2:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Songs from a Celtic Heart. Annual fundraising event featuring Celtic love songs. Octava Vocal Ensemble; Tom Leighton, guitar and vocals; Anne Lederman, fiddler; Shawn Grenke, piano; Lydia Adams, conductor and others. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (st). discount on tickets purchased before Jan 15. Also 7pm. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, games, and silent auction. ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; (sr/st). Opens Jan 25, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 3. Thurs/Fri(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Also Jan 26(7:30pm). ●●7:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Songs from a Celtic Heart. Annual fundraising event featuring Celtic love songs. Octava Vocal Ensemble; Tom Leighton, guitar and vocals; Anne Lederman, fiddler; Shawn Grenke, piano; Lydia Adams, conductor and others. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (st). discount on tickets purchased before Jan 15. Also 2pm. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, games, and silent auction. ●●7:30: Classical Context. Canadian Bird Song. Martha Hill Duncan: Clear Shining Moment; Emily Doolittle: Ruby-Throated Moment; Gary Kulesha: Blue Heron Near the Old Mill; Serge Garant: Cage d’oiseaux. Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano; Andrew James Clark, piano. Heron Park Baptist Church, 4260 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 647-784-6229. By donation. ●●7:30: Concerts at Scarborough Bluffs. Rising Stars Concert. Six students from RCM’s Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy in voice, violin, and piano. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 647-687-6356. . All proceeds to support Springboard to Music. ●●7:30: Free Times Cafe. 60’s Folk Revival - Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone? If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind, Walk Right In, Tom Dooley, Five Hundred Miles, and other songs. Sue and Dwight; Michelle Rumball; Tony Laviola. 320 College St. 416-967- 1078. . 6pm: doors open. Cash at the door. Songsheets provided. Dinner reservations recommended. ●●7:30: Missisauga Festival Choir & Friends. Festival of Friends. MFC’s annual massed choir festival. Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir, Resonance and others. Cawthra Park Secondary School, 1305 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga. 416-986- 5537. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Series: The Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. Art songs and opera excerpts. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Feb 1. Also Feb 3(2pm), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. The Valentine’s Dinner & Show. Venise Kousaie, soloist. The Grand Luxe, 3125 Bayview Ave. 647-389-8084. (dinner/concert); (concert only). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Wind Ensemble: Light and Shadow. Mackey: Aurora Awakes; Sekhon: Double Percussion Concerto; Etezady: Anahita; Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Strings of the U of T Symphony Orchestra; Aiyun Huang and Beverley Johnston, percussion; Gillian Mackay, conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Tango! Repertoire from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition to Eastern European folk music and improvisation. Horvath: Tangos for Orchestra; Piazzolla (arr. Franzetti): Four Seasons. Payadora Tango Ensemble; Robert Horvath, piano. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. -; -(sr/ st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. cathedralbluffs.com. ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Genius. Kenins: Folk Dance and Fugue; Prokofiev: Symphony No.7 in c-sharp Op.131; Schumann: Piano Concerto in a Op.54. Sheng Cai, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. - . Also Feb 3(2pm). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music: Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Aline Morales. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Different Trains. Reich: Different Trains. Rolston String Quartet. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-504-1282 or bit.ly/2qwl5Wx. -.50. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Wagner. Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre; Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra; Wagner: Act I of Die Walküre. Lise Davidsen, soprano; Simon O’ Neill, tenor; Brindley Sherratt, bass; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 1.50. Also Jan 31. ●●9:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Les Frères Cissoko Bannaya Family. Spadina 40 | February 1 – March 7, 2019 thewholenote.com

Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). Sunday February 3 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series: Blake Pouliot, Violin. Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 27 in G K379; Chausson: Poème Op.25; Janáček: Violin Sonata; Sarasate: Zapateado. Hsini Huang, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Ticket required. Concert is approx. 75 minutes with no intermission. ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles Kids Concert Series: Heath Quartet. Works by Mozart, Britten and Beethoven. Oliver Heath, violin; Sara Wolstenholme, violin; Gary Pomeroy, viola; Chris Murray, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Genius. Kenins: Folk Dance and Fugue; Prokofiev: Symphony No.7 in c-sharp Op.131; Schumann: Piano Concerto in a Op.54. Sheng Cai, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. - . Also Feb 2(8pm). ●●2:00: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Italian Celebration. Folk music and compositions by Neapolitan Baroque composers and Romina di Gasbarro. Romina di Gasbarro, voice; Rezan Onen-Lapointe, Baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord; Benjamin Stein, theorbo and guitars. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696 or rezonanceensemble.com. /(adv online); (st). ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Pirates of Penzance. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; (sr/st). Opens Jan 25, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 3. Thurs/Fri(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Also Jan 26(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Feb 1. Also Feb 5, 6, 7, 8, 9(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Music for a Sunday Afternoon. Works by Schafer, Martin and Thompson. Mac- Millan Singers; Women’s Chorus; Women’s Chamber Choir; Men’s Chorus; David Fallis, Elaine Choir, Lori-Anne Dolloff and Mark Ramsay, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Fierabras. Music by Franz Schubert. Aradia Ensemble; Amy Moodie, soprano; Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Evan Korbut, baritone; Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Kevin Mallon, conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. ; ; . Sung in German with English Surtitles. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. 24th Annual Schubertiad. Igor Gefter, cello; Andrew Haji, tenor; Maeve Palmer, soprano; Inna Perkis, piano; Mark Skazinetsky, violin; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 466-6323. ; (sr); (13-25); (child). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Charles Richard-Hamelin. Schumann: Arabesque in C; Fantasy in C; Chopin: Four Ballades. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -85. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church. Music of Our Time. Pärt: Beatitudes; Praulins: Missa Rigensis; and other works. Choir of St. Paul’s Bloor Street; Thomas Bell, director; Gerald Loo, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Heath Quartet. Mozart: String Quartet No.19 in C K465 “Dissonance”; Britten: String Quartet No.1 in D Op.25; Beethoven: String Quartet No.9 in C Op.59, No.3. Oliver Heath, violin; Sara Wolstenholme, violin; Gary Pomeroy, viola; Chris Murray, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 ext.103. ; (under 30). ●●4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. The Beauty of Brahms. Brahms: Piano Quintet in f; and other works. Ron Greidanus, piano. The Piano Hall, 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905- 873-9909. . Soups, cheese and breads will be offered. ●●7:30: LARK Ensemble. A Musical Offering. Bach: Selections from A Musical Offering; Viola da Gamba Sonata in D BWV1028; Martinů: Promenades; and other works. Leslie Allt; flute, Aaron Schwebel; violin, Keith Hamm; viola, Roberta Janzen; cello. Guest: Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Ln. 416-979-1980. ; (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis: The Song Narrative Project. Curated by Stephen Philcox and Laura Tucker. Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral level students. The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. 416-978-3750. Free. Monday February 4 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. Featuring student soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Roots and Folk Series: Maple Blues Awards. Raoul Bhaneja; Maple Leaf Blues Band. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●7:00: Toronto Reference Library. The Ward Cabaret. Four sold-out performances at Luminato 2018. David Buchbinder, artistic director and producer; Associate artists: Michael Occhipinti, Derek Kwan, associate artists; Vocals: Laura Campisi, Aviva Chernick, Laurel Tubman, vocals. 789 Yonge St. 416-393-7175. Free. Performance to be followed by a panel discussion about Black history in The Ward, featuring Natasha Henry (President, Ontario Black History Society) and Dr. Cheryl Thompson (Associate Professor, School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University). ●●7:30: Glad Day Bookshop/PFLAG Durham Region. Fundraiser for Camp Rainbow Phoenix: Anna & Friends. Anna Gutmanis, Jeffery Straker, Nadia High, Rakkatak, Troy Jackson and Katey Morley, performers. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. 416-901-6600. . ●●7:30: Shaftesbury Salon Series. What is this thing called jazz? David Foote, saxophone; Anthony D’Alessandro, piano; Evan Grantham, bass; Jacob Slous, drums. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-519-7883 or 647-638-4234. /(adv). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Surrounded by Xenakis. U of T Percussion Ensemble; Ensemble BPM. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Tuesday February 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Celebrating Chinese New Year. Patty Chan, erhu; Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Asher Ian Armstrong, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. COSÌ FAN TUTTE Mozart FEB 5 – 23, 2018 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Così fan tutte. Music by Mozart. Kirsten MacKinnon, soprano (Fiordiligi); Emily D’Angelo, mezzo (Dorabella); Johannes Kammler, bass (Guglielmo); Ben Bliss, tenor (Ferrando); Russell Braun, baritone (Don Alfonso); Tracy Dahl, soprano (Despina); Bernard Labadie, conductor; Atom Agoyan, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -0. Opera runs Feb 5-23. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Hook Up. See Feb 1. Also Feb 6, 7, 8, 9(2pm & 7:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalini. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Juho Pohjonen. Rameau: Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin; Mozart: Rondo in a K.511; Beethoven: Sonata in A Op.101. Juho Pohjonen, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). February 5 at 8pm JUHO POHJONEN Wednesday February 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Dream. Joanna Majoko Quartet. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Michael Capon, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Aaron James. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Elektra. Music by R. Strauss. Christine Goerke, soprano (Elektra); Erin Wall, soprano (Chrysothemis); Susan Bullock, soprano (Klytämnestra); William Schwinghammer, baritone (Orest); Michael Schade, tenor (Aegisth); Johannes Debus, conductor; James Robinson, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. - 0. Opera runs Jan 26-Feb 22. Start times vary. ELEKTRA R. Strauss JAN 26 – FEB 22, 2018 coc.ca thewholenote.com February 1 – March 7, 2019 | 41

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Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
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Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
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